Before & After: Port Aransas Contemporary Vacation Getaway

In our most recent newsletter we talked about summer and vacation homes. Follow the transformation journey with us from construction to final magazine ready photography of this lovely beach house at the Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club in Port Aransas, TX.  

An interesting fact, within a few months of this home being completed it was hit head on by Hurricane Harvey and survived with just a few minor scratches on the exterior. Then in December it experienced a beautiful snowfall, which as many of you know is a very rare sight in central Texas, let alone south Texas. Oddly enough, I was at the house with my client that weekend decorating her Christmas tree and the snow covered palm trees really helped to set the holiday mood!

Over the next couple weeks we will continue to feature photos of this home from the construction phase through to the complete and furnished home.

LIVING & KITCHEN

This beach home is three stories, with a small living space on the first floor, and then the main living area shown here on the second. There is also a large outdoor living space and wrap around deck off the back of the room, making for some amazing views.

The kitchen is extremely well-planned. The ceiling-height cabinets allow for seasonal storage in the upper shelves, and the island can seat up to 8 people and double as a dining space. Since everyone seems to always gathered in the kitchen anyway, combining the dining and kitchen together is a great use of space. People can go from visiting with the cook to eating with the cook all in the same space.

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Work in Progress: Lake Austin Spanish Rustic Elegance

At any given time, between our drapery company and design company, we typically have an average of 20 ongoing projects at various stages of completion. These projects range from straight forward window covering projects all the way to ground-up new construction, and many times we see the latter all the way through from construction selections to final furnishings. Along these same lines, another type of project we always seem to have going is a whole or partial house remodel. There are so many great older areas in Austin like Hyde Park, Tarrytown or in this case, on Lake Austin.

We are currently working with JC Gallagher and Louis Sanchez at Watermark & Co. to update and add on to our client's lovely older home right on the water. By moving their stairs, it opens up the view from the front door all the way through to the water when entering the house. A fantastic game room will also be added upstairs. Follow this project along as we rearrange our client's amazing art collection, add some new furnishings and transform this already lovely home.

Using our client's art collection as inspiration we will design and supply new furnishings to accompany all of the changes and additions going on in this home. We have completed the interior furnishing space plan and they love it just as much as we do! The installation and interior photo reveal should be coming up early to mid-summer, but we will post some images of the beautiful interior furnishing selections as they are installed into the home.

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Work in Progress: Meridian Contemporary Glam

There is a new section in the Meridian here in Austin Texas that is open to custom builders and, more importantly, has a contemporary style dominating that section. It is not easy to find contemporary architecture in the suburbs. This area is a hidden gem to those who don't know about it.

We are currently working with a wonderful couple building such a custom house, and have almost finalized all construction selections.  They have gone with a peaceful gray palette of interior finishes that have a slightly glamorous vibe to it. True to most Austin interiors, though, this home will also have a few rustic and casual elements to keep the home from feeling too stuffy.

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The interior furnishing space plan has been completed and approved, and so now it's on to interior furnishing selections. The installation and interior photo reveal should be coming up early summer, but we will post some images of the beautiful interior furnishing selections as they are installed into the home.

Right now the house is in the framing stages, and we invite you to follow our blog throughout the year to watch this beauty come to life, from framing all the way to the placement of the last lamp. This client hired us early in the construction phase and will continue on with us through to interiors which will allow us to create a beautiful home cohesive home for them designed to enjoy and entertain friends and family on a regular basis.

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